This Spa has to be one of the best for just about everything. The position it is set in, in the Nature Reserve near Haifa, provides the most wonderful panoramic views and solitude. At night you hear the wolves and jackals and in the day the music of the birds.
The facilities are wonderful - the classes given by very knowledgeable and lovely people, the gym is small but very clean and well run, the bedrooms sufficient in space, comfort and storage, all with seating outside with views over the lawns and looking towards the far distant sea, and every member of staff from the reception area through to the staff who clean the bedrooms are polite, efficient and friendly - and practically all of them speak wonderful English. My husband and I have just spent 5 nights there and the only area that we feel could be improved upon would be possible refurbishment of the en-suite bathroom.
The food was fantastic - we have never seen so many variations of salads (we are vegetarian in our eating habits) and the vegetarian hot courses were just as good. If they every produce a Vegetarian cookery book I shall be first in the queue to buy it!! There are also many meat and fish dishes available at meal times, and the breakfasts are fantastic - served between 7.30 till 11.00 and you may return as many times as you wish. Oh, I nearly forgot - they have a very good Israeli wine list to choose from - and Israeli wines in the last few years have been winning many awards world wide.
Facilities also include two beautiful swimming pools (seemingly cleaned twice per day) and tennis court. Bikes are available for loan to take out on the marked routes in the hills.
The treatments available are undertaken in well lit, well ventilated rooms, and the towels and robes provided are all excellent quality and not threadbare as we have experienced in some spas and healthfarms in the UK. And as for the cost - well, this knocks the socks off anything comparable that we have tried in our home country.
We will try to create another opportunity to come here again as soon as possible and cannot recommend this Spa highly enough. Well done Carmel Forest Spa for providing such a wonderful and truly relaxing holiday and at a reasonable cost too.
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- Also Known As:
- Carmel Forest Spa Resort By Isrotel Exclusive Collection Hotel Haifa
- Carmel Forest Hotel
- Carmel Forest Resort